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Cynoglossum cheirifolium

Cynoglosse de Crète
Blue Houndstongue

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

red,

purple

Flower size

70-10 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

20-60 cm

Description

The English name Houndstongue refers to the shape of the leaves, like a dog’s tongue. A softly hairy plant.

A variety of Cynoglossum with violet flowers is called, Cynoglossum creticum.

Flowers

The flowers, borne on lax, floppy stalks are purplish-lilac with deep-blue or purple veins.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, pointed, densely hairy, half-clasping the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: 19 small 5-8 mm with dense hooked spines or almost smooth.

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